Be yourself – Start with your own personal style. Think about the clothing styles you currently have and the stores where you normally shop. Wearing clothes that look good on you will ensure meaningful photos that are true reflections of who you are as individuals.

Consider the setting of where your shoot will take place. Will it be at the park, your home, or somewhere else? Imagine your setting and the types of colors that will be there. Since the setting will end up being the background of your photos, it has a big impact on your overall look. For example, if you plan to have the shoot at a garden, wearing floral outfits might not be the best idea because you would blend in and get lost in the busy background. Ideally, you want to match but not match so much that you become the background.


Choosing a great location is one of the most important pieces of setting your photo shoot. The backdrop you select will set the stage for the entire session and will be an essential piece of every shot, pose and, ultimately, the finished product. We recommend picking a spot that’s special to you, either a spot you love, somewhere you frequent or a place that best represents your family.

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Engagement Sessions on the Blog:

Shawn and Cortney |South Park Engagement Session

Post Engagement Reflection Reflecting back on the engagement session After many rescheduling attempts due to rain, we finally had our chance at a South Park engagement session. It was a cool and breezy day during the fall season for this session and with the weather...

Jordan and Amanda | A Schenley Park Engagement Session | Fall Season

Reflecting back Reflecting back on the engagement session Had an amazing time photographing Amanda and Jordan for their Schenley Park Fall engagement session. We had trouble finding fall foliage until I stumbled on a small parking lot within Schenley Park. The parking...

Bobby and Vittoria | Hartwood Acres Mansion Engagement Session

Reflecting back Reflecting back on the engagement session I loved working with Bobby and Vittoria! Bobby has a sense of humor that could get anyone laughing out loud. We hung out at the Hartwood Acres Mansion and got some great photos around the property grounds. We...

Christie and Gordon | Sewickley Engagement Session

Reflecting back Reflecting back on the engagement session I was so excited that Christie and Gordon chose a location that I haven't photographed at yet. I love exploring new areas in and around the city and Sewickley downtown and the park nearby were special to them...

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